Sharan was a kitchen intern this summer from BU. Chris pressed him to develop a sandwich based on the Indian food he grew up eating. And he thought: Indochinese food. Indochinese food is the Chinese food that is eaten in India. Influenced by Indian ingredients and preparation. It’s one of my favorite cuisines. If you want to try it, there’s a great restaurant in Somerville called Dosa n’Curry that has a few Indochinese items on the menu.
Sharan’s favorite Indochinese dish is Gobi Manchurian. It’s got fried cauliflower, battered with rice flour, in a really peppery, oily, rich sauce.
After a bunch of versions and lots of tasting and adjusting at the Food Dev meetings, here’s what we’re doing:
-a spread made with seared red peppers, ginger, garlic, habanero, soy sauce, and a touch of ketchup
-deep fried “gobi” (cauliflower, tossed with rice flour before frying)
-Napa cabbage slaw with lime and cilantro
-fried vermicelli rice noodles
Chris has been doing nutritionals for all our items. Read on for nutritional info…